Wednesday December 5, 2018

06:00 PM - 8:00 pm

Join us on Wednesday, December 5th as we welcome acclaimed author, journalist, and filmmaker Nelson George to celebrate the launch of The Nelson George Mixtape: Volume 1, a new anthology collecting articles circa 1978 to 1993 from chronicling the birth of hip-hop in NYC to features on Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Bob Marley, Whitney Houston, and Prince. Edition of 150. 

A conversation and book signing with Nelson George

Wednesday, Dec 5th


Eso Won Books – 4327 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

The Nelson George Mixtape is a limited edition hardcover anthology that gathers together articles by George from 1978–1993. Early articles for Record World and the Village Voice chronicle the birth of hip hop in New York City, leading to features on some of the biggest names in music including Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, and Quincy Jones. The publication presents many reproductions of out of print articles, as well as unpublished interviews with Bob Marley and James Jamerson and early pieces on Whitney Houston and Prince.

“I wanted this book to be as much an object as a collection of writing, a celebration of the tactile, receding world of print with the graphics of old dead magazines, myriad typefaces and the messy transcripts of interviews.” George writes in the introduction.

Nelson George is an established author and filmmaker with a passion for telling stories of the black experience in America. George is the author of several groundbreaking histories of African American music, including Where Did Our Love Go: The Rise and Fall of the Motown Sound, The Death of Rhythm & Blues and Hip Hop America. As a novelist, he has written several popular novels with music themes (The Accidental Hunter, The Plot Against Hip Hop, The Lost Treasures of R&B, TO Funk and Die in LA). In television, George was a producer on the Emmy Award-winning The Chris Rock Show (HBO), a producer on Hip Hop Honors (VH1), and executive producer of the highly rated American Gangster crime series (BET). He was a writer/producer on the Netflix series The Get Down and is an executive producer on season two of the Cinemax series Tales from the Tour Bus premiering November 2. As a filmmaker, George has co-written the screenplays to Strictly Business and CB4. He directed Queen Latifah to a Golden Globe in the HBO film Life Support, which he also co-wrote. He has directed a number of documentaries including Finding the Funk (VH1), The Announcement (ESPN), and Brooklyn Boheme (Showtime). His theatrical documentary on ballerina Misty Copeland is called A Ballerina’s Tale. distributed by IFC Films. He directed The Real MVP movie (Lifetime). Nelson does most of his work through his production company, Urban Romances.

Wednesday December 05, 2018

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

All Ages

Cover: FREE

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